Watch out, Russia, Europe, India and China.
After selling millions upon millions of units, Samsung has decided to push the Galaxy brand as far as it will go. They've just announced the launch of four new smartphones patterned off of last year's big hit. All will run Android OS.
The Galaxy Ace, Fit, Gio and mini will all have SWYPE keyboards, WiFi and the Samsung Social Hub service. All models will be on display at MWC 2011, before they launch later in the year to try and break the Galaxy's 10 million sales. All of these phones seem to be mid-range devices, due out first in Russia, Europe, China and India.
An Indian Android fansite did manage to scoop that the Mini and Ace are both set to launch in that country in February. Both phones are available only in Russia right now, which means they have spec sheets.
We can expect the Mini to run Android 2.2 and pack a 3.14" touchscreen and a 600 MHz processor with a 3 MP camera, A-GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi. There's just 158 MB of internal memory and a 1350 mAH battery. The Ace is a little meatier, with a 3.5" touchscreen, 800 MHz processor and a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash. It suffers from the same crappy memory, though.
It doesn't look like any of these devices are bound for the US, but you never know. There's a lot of demand for quality mid-range smartphones...everywhere.